Journal article

Robust stability of a class of Networked Control Systems

Merid Ljesnjanin, Dragan Nesic, Daniel E Quevedo



Networked Control Systems (NCSs) affected with packet dropouts and scheduling are considered. The undesirable effects of packet dropouts and scheduling, such as instability or deteriorated performance, are addressed by application of a protocol and controller co-design method. The used method exploits Model Predictive Control (MPC) framework and the flexible NCS architecture which allows for distributed computation. Uniform Global Asymptotic Stability (UGAS) is established by assuming a finite bound on the number of consecutive packet dropouts and appropriate modifications to often adopted MPC stability-related assumptions. Two approaches that demonstrate UGAS are provided. The proof of one ..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council under the Discovery Grants scheme

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council under the Discovery Grants scheme (DP1094326), The material in this paper was partially presented at the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 15-18, 2015, Osaka, Japan. This paper was recommended for publication in revised form by Associate Editor Nathan Van De Wouw under the direction of Editor Andrew Teel.